Neuroscience

Does brain size really matter?

Brain size may matter. In the world's largest MRI study on brain size to date, USC researchers and their international colleagues identified seven genetic hotspots that regulate brain growth, memory and reasoning as well ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain network of psychopathic criminal functions differently

A strong focus on reward combined with a lack of self-control appears to be linked to the tendency to commit an offence. Brain scans show that this combination occurs in psychopathic criminals, say researchers from Nijmegen ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How far off is a blood test for Alzheimer's disease?

Anyone who has ever visited a doctor's office is familiar with the use of blood tests for the diagnosis of various diseases. Because blood comes in contact with all organs of the body, it carries markers of the health of ...

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